Sarasota Man Dies in Bee Ridge Motorcycle – SUV Crash

motorcycle crash bee ridge swift roadFlorida Highway Patrol reported Motorcycle accident on Bee Ridge Road kills Sarasota Man.

FHP gave the following details of the accident, at around 3:15 p.m. a 2011 Suzuki motorcycle ridden by 26 year old Michael Hicks was traveling north on Swift road and according to witness statements, ran a red light at Bee Ridge Road.

A Dodge Dakota SUV was heading into the same intersection and crashed into Hicks.

James McFarland, a 33 year old from Sarasota, was OK but his passenger was taken to Sarasota Memorial for treatment of minor injuries.
Apparently Hicks was not wearing a helmet during the accident and later died from his injuries at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.

Lanes at the intersection of Tuttle/Swift and Bee ridge were closed until 5p.m. while the crash was investigated.

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Education Bernard F. Walsh graduated from the University of South Florida before receiving his law degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1978. During law school, he was selected to serve as a research clerk and intern for a Federal Judge and the U.S. Attorney's Office. He was awarded The National Book Awards for Constitutional Law and Professional Responsibility during law school. Experience Bernard Walsh devoted the next three years to trial work for the State of Florida. This provided him with the opportunity to concentrate on his trial abilities, with numerous high profile trials concerning serious felony crimes. Since 1982, he has exclusively practiced personal injury law and helped accident victims in and beyond Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Florida. Mr. Walsh has been listed in Avvo, an attorney rating site, as Superb. LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell, an attorneys rating publication, has rated Mr. Walsh as very high legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Walsh is listed in National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and was inducted into Southern Trial Lawyers Association. He has also won the largest playground recoveries, one of the top three motorcycle recoveries, and the second largest daycare center recovery in the State of Florida. He is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a group of attorneys who have achieved career case successes that include multi-million dollar recoveries, settlements and/or verdicts.